About This Community

With more than 1.4 million people, Phoenix is the 6th largest city in the United States and the financial, commercial, cultural, entertainment and government center of Arizona. More than 550 square miles in size, one of the city’s many strengths is its 13 major employment centers, which each employ a workforce of between 400,000 to 1.1 million within a 25-minute commute.

With a variety of universities and technical schools in the area, the pipeline of skilled workers continues to grow.  The Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix is a 30-acre urban medical and bioscience campus planned for more than 6 million square feet of biomedical-related research, academic and clinical facilities.

ASU's Downtown campus, at build-out, will be home to 15,000 students and 900,000 square feet of private development. Phoenix also offers an excellent transportation system including a light rail system, easy-to-access highways and one of the 10 busiest airports in the country, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Availability of low-cost, quality industrial and commercial real estate
Immediate access to a large, diverse, young workforce (average age of 32)
Reasonable operating costs – Phoenix has low taxes and affordable labor rates
Efficient plan review and permitting – some programs offer permitting in as little as 1 day
Excellent transportation systems, including air, highways and public transit
High quality of life – major professional sports and cultural entertainment venues, affordable housing, and beautiful sunsets and mountains to boot!
Quality service from city staff dedicated to ensuring the success of your project